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The European Commission's decision to fine Google €2.42 billion for breach of EU competition law is significant for Google – but also exposes failings in the Commission's processes.
Over the last few years Parliamentary Select Committees have transformed from low-key polite inquiries into high profile public maulings. There has been a dramatic increase in the areas that Parliamentary Select Committees investigate, ranging from tax for digitalised businesses, packaging waste, pension deficits (e.g. Carillion), working conditions (e.g. Sports Direct) and bankers bonuses.
There remains no guarantee that, from the intended Brexit day of 30 Match 2019, the current tariff-free movement of goods between the two territories will not cease. Various models for future relationships are in debate, but the UK is currently ruling out the simplest (and least change) model of remaining in a customs union with the EU.
On 26 March 2018, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported that Australia’s anti-competitive sanctions were among the lowest in OECD member countries, prompting the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to announce a potential policy change in how it polices competitiveness.
On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") rendered an important judgement in case C-284/16, Slovak Republic v. Achmea. The CJEU declared invalid the investor-State dispute settlement ("ISDS") arbitration clause in the bilateral investment treaty between the Netherlands and Slovakia ("intra-EU BIT").
It is more than three months since the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its terms of reference ("Terms") for a market study into the wholesale insurance broker market – in effect, the London Market.
Challenges Arising Under the Australian Consumer Law
Having concluded our Brexit Blueprint: Labour Supply events, in both London and Manchester, we thought it would be useful to summarise the key lessons learned from our thought provoking and insightful panel.
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